California Assembly Passes Amendment Allowing 17 Year Olds To Vote

Washington Times- California may join many other states in allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections, if they will turn 18 before the following general election, under a proposed amendment to the state constitution approved Thursday by the state Assembly. If two-thirds of senators agree, the measure would to go to voters for their consideration in California’s March primary election, but it would … Continue reading California Assembly Passes Amendment Allowing 17 Year Olds To Vote

53K Illegal Chinese Gun Parts Seized In Los Angeles

NBC News- U.S. officials have intercepted and seized almost 53,000 illegal Chinese gun parts in three separate shipments at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. The seized items included gun sights, stocks, muzzles and other parts worth a total of more than $378,000. The parts were intercepted in recent weeks, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the matter, and were packed in their own cargo containers on … Continue reading 53K Illegal Chinese Gun Parts Seized In Los Angeles

Riverside Shuts Down Large Homeless Encampment

ABC 7-  A couple of months ago, a homeless encampment behind a row of businesses near Hole Lake in Riverside was one of the largest of its kind in the area, but that’s not the case anymore. Wednesday around 7 a.m., a joint effort between city and county agencies resulted in a massive cleanup of the encampment. Police estimate approximately 40 homeless people were offered … Continue reading Riverside Shuts Down Large Homeless Encampment

Sacramento Hair Salon Owner Says She Has To Move Due To California’s Homeless Crisis

CBS Sacramento-  A Sacramento hair salon owner says the homeless crisis is forcing her to move her business after 15 years.  On Friday Elizabeth Novak posted a video online calling out Governor Gavin Newsom, asking him to fix the problem. She says long-standing business owners like herself are dealing with people breaking into her shop and now she’s left to pick up the pieces. Inside … Continue reading Sacramento Hair Salon Owner Says She Has To Move Due To California’s Homeless Crisis

Office of Refugee Resettlement Looking To Build New Migrant Shelter In The Inland Empire

KQED- The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is seeking to lease a 74,000-square-foot facility for 17 years that can house up to 430 children and 143 staff, with a projected opening date of December 2020. The plan for the shelter includes 215 double bedrooms, 11 children’s bathrooms (with a total of 72 toilets and 43 showers), classrooms, medical exam rooms, a dining room and an … Continue reading Office of Refugee Resettlement Looking To Build New Migrant Shelter In The Inland Empire

Oil Companies Say Utilities’ “Power Shut Off” Plans Could Cause Increase In Gas Prices, Pollution

KQED- The industry group representing oil companies in California says if the state’s utilities shut off power to refineries during periods of high fire danger, the facilities could be knocked offline, resulting in major pollution releases and increased gasoline prices. The Western States Petroleum Association asked California regulators in early May for exemptions from power shutoff plans that the state and electrical utilities have adopted to reduce … Continue reading Oil Companies Say Utilities’ “Power Shut Off” Plans Could Cause Increase In Gas Prices, Pollution

Orange County Home Sales Slump To Slowest Pace In 8 Years

Orange County Register- Homebuying in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Costa Mesa fell 12% as Orange County sales slumped to the slowest pace in eight years. CoreLogic homebuying stats show 2019’s first six months were Orange County’s slowest-selling first half since 2011, just after the Great Recession ended. House hunters’ resistance to buy was certainly key to the countywide median selling price running flat over the … Continue reading Orange County Home Sales Slump To Slowest Pace In 8 Years